I understand gamesmanship is part of political strategy. But none of us should have to accept our elected leaders voting on a piece of legislation that could affect nearly all of us without following basic procedures. I’m talking about the current push on repealing the Affordable Care Act. Whether or not you think change needs to come to our health care system, we should all be able to agree that a full study and debate on the issue is not only logical, but necessary. Senator John McCain is right.
Sometimes it takes a tragedy for us to understand that we should be working together instead of against each other. Compare what’s taking place in Texas and Florida to what you’ve seen recently in St. Louis and Charlottesville. The stories continue to come out of the hurricane-ravaged areas of people driving in truckloads of supplies, opening their homes and lending a hand to people who suddenly have found themselves in desperate situations.
Amazon has become a part of most people’s lives. And this week, they’re also a part of many conversations with news that they want cities to send them proposals for why they should build a new $5 billion headquarters in their location. It’s a contest that will result in a major economic boom for the winning area. The business writers across America say only a handful of major cities would qualify under Amazon’s requirements. Charlotte and Raleigh have been floated as possibilities.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".